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Unified government to implement GIS-centric land use management, permitting and enforcement system

Duluth, Ga., Jan. 14, 2010 —EnerGov Solutions, an Esri 2009 business partner of the year, announced today that the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County has signed with Atlanta based, EnerGov Solutions. EnerGov will provide its industry leading GIS-centric software framework, EnerGov .NET Enterprise™ Land Management, to manage the unique regulatory land use, permitting and enforcement process of the unified government's planning, building permits & inspections and public works departments.

"We're very excited to have the software implemented," said Julie D. Morgan, Athens-Clarke County Planner. "This is a great opportunity to consolidate the array of department-level permitting databases that we have implemented over the years into one central, enterprise land use management system. The ability to share information and project details across the agency in real time is essential. Equally impressive is the ability to easily access historical permit and review information associated with properties."

"EnerGov will provide a central database and direct connection into our Esri GIS data, allowing all departments as well as our constituency to collaborate and connect seamlessly." Ms. Morgan added, "The new system will ultimately result in significant improvements in review and permitting. We look forward to a substantial return on this investment by increasing department efficiencies with time saved by both Athens-Clarke County staff and, as importantly, the public applicants for permits."

"We evaluated many vendors during our rigorous selection process, EnerGov clearly stood out as having the most up to date, proven and innovative technology in the industry" said Ms. Morgan.

The EnerGov software will be implemented in multiple phases, with the core land management software implemented as phase one and scheduled to begin installation in early 2010. Future phases are also in planning to include the implementation of mobile inspection technology, telephone and online electronic submission of the permit and development review process.

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About the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County:
IThe Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County, GA is, perhaps, best known as the home of the University of Georgia and its vibrant music scene. Athens-Clarke County was founded in 1801 and the city of Athens chartered in 1806. The city and county governments later unified in January 1991 becoming the 28th consolidated city-county government in the U.S. and the third in Georgia. Athens-Clarke County is the fifth most populous metropolitan area in the state of Georgia and was rated #5 in Kiplinger's "10 Best Cities of 2009" as well as #33 of "America's 50 Greenest Cities".

About EnerGov Solutions:
EnerGov Solutions is a leading and global provider of innovative Land, License and Asset Management Software solutions designed specifically for government agencies. EnerGov provides transparent online solutions that make government services available 24/7 to the citizens they serve. Information about EnerGov's products and services can be found at www.energov.com.

About Esri:
Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, Esri software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at www.esri.com/news.

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